Health Equity

Cultural traditions can and must be integral to efforts that address trauma; increase individual, family, and collective agency and resilience; and offer culturally resonant care — all important elements of a health equity agenda. The organizations that participated in the Community Development Investments program worked with artists to address health in a cultural context. These projects served to:

  • Enhance and increase health services delivery (JMMF intergenerational programs, Tommy Johnson Blues Festival)
  • Address trauma and promote healing (LOVE Park Coloring Book, Ho’n A:wan Park, Solace Apartments)
  • Improve food access in a culturally relevant way (Community Gardens and Kitchen)
  • Engage with communities about health and housing (Healthy Housing Initiative)